Working on the winter blues

Girl! I am soooo tired of the cold weather, and I am seriously jonesing for some warmth and color!

After spending months wearing winter darks, I decided to go completely left and colorize my out fit.

I started with bright cobalt blue tights and constructed two very cool outfits around it. I know it was a stretch but I wanted to push myself and see where the color took me.

The day was warmish so I wore knee length jeans and sneakers. I also dabbled with another outfit centered around my fabulous blue tights and grey jersey skirt.

I know all my ladies will not be so brave, but if you dare to be, join me in the pursuit of life in color!

ps. my tights came from Old Navy

xoxo

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Simple fashion styling through the winter

Winter is here, and lately she has been very indecisive; two days freezing, three days warm, and my wardrobe and I are left confused!

So, on a not so cold day in February I rocked this outfit; light leather jacket paired with my olive tall boots to add a little color to the all black.

Ladies, just flow with the weather and keep it moving!

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Summer, Sweet Summer…..


Hey all!!! Summer is Here
!!!!!

I absolutely and completely LOVE Summer!

Pretty sundresses, bright colors everywhere, sunshine daily, flip flops and ice cream are some of the things that make this season my fav!

So on this bright summer Wednesday I mustered up enough courage to rock my TuTu. Not just any TuTu, a bright cobalt blue one!IMG_5852

The biggest decision was what shirt to wear with it, so I eventually narrowed my options down to a tee shirt and a neon cotton shirt, and took pics of both looks for you to check out. To jazz it up a tad, I knotted the front of both shirts, yes maam.

Honestly, I love both looks!

And can we talk about the colors… I know coupling bright blue with neon pink may seem a bit risky, but its a fashion risk I am willing to take. As you may have figured out by now, I live my life in color, with zero apologies!

So, my brave fashionistas, let’s rock our colors any which way we please this summer!

PS:  You can turn this look all the way up with heels, or turn it all the way down with sneakers. Cute flats settles it right in the middle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tights have it!…..in Pink

Untitled designWinter is still here and I tried to lighten the winter blues by injecting bright pink colored tights into my wardrobe, and I loved it!!

This particular day it was almost sixty degrees in February, so I broke out the denim shorts and coupled it with an oversized sweater and pink tights!

Another outfit, in a monochromatic moment I opted for grey jersey skirt and added grey sweater and again rocked my pink tights! (sidebar; you can swap out the flat boots for heeled boots and formalize the look)

Ladies we can still be cute even when its cold outside!

Of course this look may not be for the faint of heart, but for those of us who think outside the wardrobe, it is smashing!

ps. I matched my lipstick to my tights…..

 

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My trench treat…..

So on a Fall like winter day I rocked my staple tan trench. The beauty of this coat is that it is versatile with a retro feel. This day I wore it with black skinny jeans and a black and white striped turtleneck sweater.

As I mentioned before, I love trench coats! So with the see-saw winter weather we are now experiencing, I get to wear my light trench coat in the middle of the season (a treat for me).

So on a Fall  like winter day I rocked my staple tan trench. The beauty of this coat is that it is versatile with a retro feel. This day I wore it with black skinny jeans and a black and white striped turtleneck sweater.

Tall boots was my footwear of choice, and to color up the ensemble I picked up my grass green tote.

On a side note, I have to tell about my headband! I saw this headband while perusing the Express website. I thought the jeweled hardware was gorgeous, but was not sure if the look would fit my style.

I ordered it anyway (on sale), and on this day I gravitated to it when my hair would not co-operate. Yes ladies, I was having an epic bad hair day! This headband was magic!!! It looked classy and fresh, while covering the hot mess underneath!

Yes ma’am, I recommend, snag one for the emergency days, it would work for short hair, long hair, up dos and ponytails too!  enjoy! xoxo

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Color pick me up….

We are now heading into the meat of winter and the days ahead are looking colder and colder.

So, I thought a preview of brighter warmer days would be the perfect winter pick me up we all need right now!

These are a few of my spring shoe crushes, enjoy color fabulousity!!!

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Nine West purple heels, $49.99 at 6pm.com

 

 

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J Crew blue & red heels, $149.00 (additional 40% off on sale now)

 

 

 

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Kate Spade pink flats, $328.00 at Macys.com
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Nine West Wine suede pumps, $79.00 at Macys.com

 

 

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Jessica Simpson pink & red strappy sandals, $44.99 at 6pm.com

 

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Charles David blush and red pumps, $86.00 at Macys.com

 

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J Crew yellow pom pom flats, $118.00

 

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Turquoise Marc Fisher pumps, $119.99 at Macys.com

 

 

 

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Jessica Simpson Yellow pumps, $44.99 at 6pm.com

 

 

 

Trenching through the cold!

I absolutely LOVE trench coats!

In an effort to combat my winter blues, wearing coats and scarves that I like makes the cold days a bit more bearable.

The trusted trench coat does it for me. I rock different lengths, styles and textures, but I wanted to show you my favorite one.

I love everything about this Kenneth Cole trench that I had for quite a few years, but still looks good every season because of its retro, timeless vibe.

I love the knee length, and I paired it with a floor length pair of wide legged, dark denim trousers, along with brown boots in the same color family.

Of course you can rock your trench in a length that suits you, and pair it with trousers for a polished look, or with jeans for a more casual look.

Let me know your preference, and thanks for watching! xoxo

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Black anyone???

When I was younger I was not a fan of wearing black because I thought it was such a boring color that made me look way too thin.

However, as I matured and my fashion taste expanded, I dibbled and dabbled in wearing black, and now I am confident enough to wear an entire black outfit.

So, I wore this outfit to a semi-formal day event, but you can tweek it any which way you like!

Of course I had to incorporate some color so I wore dark red shoes, and to take it up a few notches, I matched my lip color to my shoes!

Check out my pics below, let me know if you like them! xoxo

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In Manhattan

Although it was cold and cloudy, I ventured into Manhattan to meet up with my niece Neeka on her lunch break (she works on Wall Street) so we can walk around the area and check out some sites and stores.

This was my first time visiting the new and rebuilt Trade Towers, and they are stunning!!There are two new malls underground, one with all white floors and walls; simply a work of art.

So I started my excursion bareheaded, but as the day got colder and I could no longer feel my ears I purchased a very glamorous faux fur head wrap from one of the street vendors that are ever present in the city.

It worked perfectly! One would think I coordinated the head wrap and gloves before leaving my home but it just evolved that way! remember, accessories can make or slay an outfit!

My niece Neeka and I spent quality time together; don’t miss her blush pink coat coupled with a canary yellow purse (on the subway train) and on the street in her metallic jacket and red tote.

I am excited to share the pics with you, check me out in tourist mode!